When Disaster Strikes

Child Care Aware recently sent out these important links that you might be interested to use in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino acts of terror.child care aware

Here are some resources to aid (thanks to others on the list who have provided these resources during past events).

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

The helpline is also available in Spanish, by text and by TTY.

Talking to Children about the Shooting


Tips for Parents on explaining media coverage to children


Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals


Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operations Guide

Coping with Crisis – Helping Children With Special Needs


Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Tragic Events – for ages 5 to 7.

Activity Book for African American Families: Helping Children Cope with Crisis


After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal – checklist


Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Age Children after Disasters

For the public
**Coping with Disasters
National Library of Medicine
English:   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/copingwithdisasters.html
Spanish: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/copingwithdisasters.html

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